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CHARACTERS OF  HYAENAS

The  genera  Hyaena,   and   Crocuta,  the   Striped  and  Spotted

Ijaena respectively, are African and Asiatic in range, Crocuta being
Imited to   South Africa.     There is neither hallnx nor pollex.
The   Hyaenas,   stigmatised   by  Sir   Samuel   Baker   as   *' low-

Fro. 205.—Striped Hyaena,    Hyaena striata.     x ^
saute creatures," are mainly carrion feeders.    Mt;ch Arab supersti-
iofL is associated witli them.    Certain peculiarities In the structure